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I'm Paige, and this is my crafting history...

Honesty, I can't remember a time when my house wasn't full of craft supplies. When I was younger, the overflow consisted more of construction paper, glitter, and foam. I mean, who doesn't love foam? I never quite knew what to do with it, but I loved it and needed it in every color of the rainbow. Stickers, well, they were everywhere. I was always trying to come up with the handmade gift that would say more to my friends and family than a gift card. As time progressed, I started investing in what I will call more, "grown-up," crafts. I switched from construction paper to cardstock, grabbed a crochet hook, and never looked back.

The whole stamping/papercrafting thing is rather new. It seems like just a few years ago that I really got interested in it. I thought it was a fantastic way to make sure I always…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 24
  • Joined January 12, 2012

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Yarn, cardstock, glitter, paper

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About

I'm Paige, and this is my crafting history...

Honesty, I can't remember a time when my house wasn't full of craft supplies. When I was younger, the overflow consisted more of construction paper, glitter, and foam. I mean, who doesn't love foam? I never quite knew what to do with it, but I loved it and needed it in every color of the rainbow. Stickers, well, they were everywhere. I was always trying to come up with the handmade gift that would say more to my friends and family than a gift card. As time progressed, I started investing in what I will call more, "grown-up," crafts. I switched from construction paper to cardstock, grabbed a crochet hook, and never looked back.

The whole stamping/papercrafting thing is rather new. It seems like just a few years ago that I really got interested in it. I thought it was a fantastic way to make sure I always had the right card for the right occasion. I loved being able to think about the recipient while I created the design as well. Really, when it comes right down to it, I just love doing it. Being able to share it with others makes it all the better!

Crochet? Crochet has been a part of my life for a long time. My great grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was about 11. I remember learning the chain stitch one Sunday and then having to wait an entire week before I saw my grandma again to learn the next step. Boy did I have a big chain when next Sunday rolled around! A sensible person would make a scarf or a potholder for their first project. My 11-year old self was not content in what seemed like such mundane projects. So, I made blankets. Yes, blankets in the plural form. I had big dreams, let me tell you. My first blanket really resembles more of a triangle and doesn't really fit the average person... or any person, for that matter. My parents proudly displayed it on our rocking chair anyway. My next blanket is where I discovered the world beyond single crochet. So, I made the whole blanket out of treble crochet, which is sort of ridiculous. It is also triangular, though it definitely shows signs of progress. The biggest issue is that the treble crochet is so huge, that the blanket does nothing to keep you warm. So, my family threw that one over a rocking chair, too, and I moved on to less large-scale projects. Through the years I've tried many patterns and many techniques. I love using the things I learn in other patterns to create my own. I also feel this need to advocate for needlecraft. People assume we just make itchy, awkward colored afghans all day. This is SO not true. Etsy is proof that awesome crochet possibilities exist and I'm determined to help further that cause!

So, visit my shop, post some yarn advocacy statements on my facebook page, and enjoy exploring the wonderfully diverse world of Etsy, :).

~Paige

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